Mike Parkes wrote:The quick release connectors I referred to earlier in the thread proved their worth today as a short materialised on the dcc bus. By disconnecting sections of it the short was quickly traced to being caused by wires having worked loose slightly on Cobalt point motor such that a single strand had jumped across the bus connecting wires = short.
Those do look good, Mike. I guess the main advantage of the "suitcase connector" is that you can tap into a continuous wire run rather than having to cut, strip and join into a terminal block. In fact if you google "wire tap connector" you'll find a bewildering array of solutions based on the same idea.
I went back to terminal blocks myself, just because I had loads of them already. And of course you can screw them to the baseboard, which isn't an option with most other types.
I find the terminals on the cobalt motors a little annoying at times; you need quite a long length of stripped wire for the terminal to lock onto and it can be quite difficult to persuade all the strands to go in together